Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik terms suspended BJD MP Pyari Mohan Mohapatra as a betrayer 'Beimani'. He said this here a day after suspending Mohapatra and two MLAs from ruling BJD and dismissing two ministers.
CM Patnaik said a 'mid-night operation' was attempted to topple his government in a 'surreptitious manner'. "When I was away for a week on state government's work to the UK, a mid-night operation took place. It was like a thief in the night who strike at someone's house when occupants are away," Patnaik said. "Really, what can I say, 'Beiman' (betrayer) or 'Beimani'", he said.
Patnaik said Mohapatra's reaction after being suspended was nothing but out of frustration as he failed to topple the BJD government. He admitted that he used to consult Mohapatra, his father Biju Patnaik's secretary, on various matters, the chief minister said Mohapatra joined politics much later.
"The BJD was formed in 1997, I became chief minister in 2000. He joined the party two years after I became the chief minister," Patnaik said in response to Mohapatra's statement that Naveen did not know the nothing about BJD.